Restarting the Windows Home Server Console RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've just started working with the SDK, following the Programming Tutorial sample for Extending the Windows Home Server Console (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb425868.aspx).

    I built the .dll and copied it into my server's C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\ directory as instructed. The tutorial then says to restart the Windows Home Server Console, after which the newly-added console tab should have been visible in the console.

    My interpretation of "restarting the Windows Home Server Console" was to click the X and shut down the console session (in the Vista system that I was using to do my development), and then to restart the console on that PC and log back in to the console. When I did that, my newly-programmed tab was not visible in the console.

    I later shut down and restarted the WHS PC, and after it was online, I started the console from my Vista PC, logged in, and saw that the newly-programmed tab was now visible in the console.

    Have I misunderstood what is necessary to do in order to have the .dll recognized by the console? Do I need to shut down some console service on the Server itself and restart it, instead of shutting down the console 'terminal service' on a client machine and then restarting it on that client? Or something else?
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 10:35 PM


  • You're on the right track, and the SDK is correct.
    Couple easy ways to do it:

    1. Remote Desktop to the server and run the WHS Console from there. Closing the WHS Console and reopening it from within the remote desktop session will "restart" the console in the required manner.
    2. From the login page of the WHS Console, when connecting from a client machine, you can click Options --> Reset Console
    • Proposed as answer by Sam WoodModerator Thursday, November 27, 2008 4:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by servette Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:54 AM
    Thursday, November 27, 2008 4:47 AM